Alright, my earlier post about needing help ran off in a informative, but different direction than I had hoped. So here is my second try. How do you help teenagers who are in destructive relationships? This is probably the number 2 question of my ministry. (The number one questions is How do you convince teenagers to actually believe that God is real and then live like it or some variation of that)
I have more students than I can count who are caught up in relationships that are hurting them. Some of them are girlfriends who use them or who are way too controlling. Some are with guys who don’t care about God. Others are with friends who constantly pull them away from God and then there are the guys who grab onto any relationship no matter how messed up it is just because they are desperate to feel like they belong somewhere.
So how do you combat this. How do you tell a girl who is "in love" that the guy she loves is just going to hurt her. How do you tell a guy who for the first time in his life feels like a "real man" that dating a girl who isn’t a Christian is going against God’s plan and he has to break up with her? And to take it to the next step. How do you tell a guy who is in love with another guy that he has to stop chasing those feelings? (alright the whole gay thing is another tangent that I don’t want to travel down right now. I am working on something, but I’m not ready yet so please don’t take this post down that road)
So what about it? What do you do?